U.S. Army Signal Corps. Silent footage of scenes of Franklin D. Roosevelt's visit to Casablanca, January, 1943, reviewing the troops, meeting with Winston Churchill, and Gen. Henri Giraud. From President Roosevelt's collection.
July 18, 2014 Subject:
FDR AT THE CASABLANCA CONFERENCE
Besides the familiar faces of FDR and Churchill, here are some others:
From 03:23-03:29; 03:44-03:47; 04:24-04:30- 05:27-05:33; 06:37-06:41, General George S. Patton; from 03:57-03:58 the FDR security detail riding in the front passenger seat in the jeep has what appears to be a Thompson submachine gun; from 05:36-05:43; 05:55-05:57; 06:12-06:15; 09:09-09:17, General Mark Clark; from 06:03-06:09 appears to be the shoulder insignia of the 3rd Infantry Division; from 07:35-08:44 may be units from Patton's 2nd Armored Division; from 09:23-09:26; 09:41-09:53, Admiral Louis Mountbatten, RN; from 10:17-10:49, General George C. Marshall, USA; from 10:52-11:00, General Henry H."Hap" Arnold, USAAF; from 11:19-11:31, Admiral Ernest J. King, USN; from 13:06-13:22 appears to be FDR reading the citation for the Medal of Honor being presented to General Pierpont M. Hamilton by General Patton with General Marshall present; from 13:23-13:30 General Patton and Admiral Mountbatten.